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Sep 13, 2012 6:30pm PDT
in egypt and libya. the u.s. has sent two warships close to the coast of libya after the american ambassador was killed two days ago. >> there is also violence in to nietzsche, iran, iraq and yemen, where four people have died. >> a mob of protesters stormed the u.s. embassy, pushing through security and torching cars inside the compound. police fired shots and tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd. finally, they managed to force the protestors back. >> we entered the embassy gates and raised the flag of the profit. if we -- if they repeat this, we will come back until the are no ambassadors in the world and no americans either. >> the protesters are outraged over a film produced in the u.s. and insults the profit muhammed. washington has condemned the violence. the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, stressed the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke outrage. but as i said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all
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Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
role of islam. observers say syria could go the way of egypt and libya should assad be toppled and want to see a state centered on islam. here is a look at some of the forces on the syrian national council and their priorities. >> the syrian opponents are united by wanting to see assad go, but that's about as far as it goes. they are divided into several groups with a variety of strategies on how to force the president from office. for instance, there is the syrian national council. this group brings together mostly exiled conservative liberal and islamist opponents of the regime. the international community considers the syrian national council to be the main voice of the opposition. it is represented in berlin for a long time that diplomacy and -- back to diplomacy and sanctions, but now it supports tougher measures. >> we are convinced that only foreign military intervention will lead to a quick resolution in syria. >> in contrast, the national coordination committee opposes army intervention. the head of the group of leftist parties are active in syria has few supporters. change has
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Sep 14, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. embassy staff, including its ambassador killed in libya, have returned to the united states. >> the coffins were unloaded from an aircraft at andrews air force base just outside washington. president barack obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, and defense secretary leon panetta were on hand to honor the men. in his comments, president obama praised the men's commitment and dedication and said that the sacrifice would never be forgotten. >> we turn right now to our top story, and that is the fact that there is this violence in sudan. we are joined now by a journalist in sudan, who joins me on the line from khartoum -- actually, i'm just hearing from our producer that we do not have that interview. we will move onto another story. anti-western violence has also exploded in tunisia. the country's official news agency said two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when islamist demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. witnesses say a group of protesters managed to briefly into the embassy compound before police and soldiers could secure the area. hundreds o
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Sep 19, 2012 6:30pm PDT
libya, where the central government barely controls more than the capital, tripoli. >> are you saying this is less about the content of the video at more about power? >> i would think so. people do feel offended, there is no doubt. i think many muslims, especially those living in the west are tired of being addressed, being insulted by people who did not look for a peaceful means of that dialogue, but you are simply trying to provoke. but when we look at the middle east, we have to see the whole region is very volatile. radical creatures seem to be waiting for any pretext in order to instigate public opinion against the west to weaken it democratically elected governments as to say we are really representing popular opinion. they are not. it's only a small minority. the middle-class for instance prefers to stay at home. they do not participate in these demonstrations. most of those who do demonstrate our members of the poor people, the proletariat, those with no future for themselves. >> how can western democracies try to start -- try to strike a balance, defending the free- speech an
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
--www.ncicap.org-- >> four americans are dead. the american consulate in libya. suddenly, the president to campaign is no longer about the autonomy but not the way this president is conducting foreign policy. >> the administration was wrong standing by a statement sympathizing for those who have members -- have embraced our embassy. >> it governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and came later. as president, you cannot do that. >> the american embassy said they condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of moslems. -- of muslims. at 10:15 a.m., a group gathered outside of the cairo embassy. they scaled a wall and pulled down the american flag. at 4:00 p.m. eastern time, a gunman attacked the american consulate in benghazi resulting in including the ambassador, christopher stevens. >> this should shock people of all faiths around the world. >> at 10:09 p.m. our time, romney issued a statement saying it it was disgraceful the obama 's administration what -- not was to condemn attacks but sympathize with those who made the attacks. they quoted
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with linchlgs to al qaeda may have been involved in the attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. the september 11 attacks on the consulate in benghazi claimed the lives of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other u.s. personnel. the attack came as muslim protested a u.s.-made film which they say insults the prophet muhammed. white house press secretary jay carney said the fbi investigation is ongoing. he said the investigators have no information at this point that suggests that the attack was significantly preplanned. carney said that investigators are now looking into al qaeda affiliates, in particular the group known as al qaeda in the islamic magreg. >>> the conflict of interest in syria is causing more human suffering and civilian casualties. opposition activists say 55 people were killed in an explosion at a gas station triggered by a government air strike. amateur video shows the site in the northern city near the turkish border. people are suffering from a serious shortage of daily goods and were lined up at the station to buy fuel. a day earlier, rebel fighters had seize
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Sep 12, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >> the u.s. ambassador in libya and three other american officials are killed during islamist protests in benghazi. >> in pakistan, nearly 300 people died in a blaze at a clothing factory. germany's top court has approved the eurozone bailout fund with some conditions. the ruling clears up a key hurdle toward resolving the eurozone debt crisis. >> in the landmark decision, the constitutional court overturn legal challenges aimed at preventing the european stability mechanism and the european this compact from becoming law. 37,000 people in germany joined the suit which challenged the constitutionality. >> the plaintiffs claim germany was fighting way to much of parliament's power over the budget. >> all eyes were on the german constitutional court as a judge is prepared to hand down their decision on european stability mechanism. those who filed the suit want to stop the esm's ratification. a high court struck down the injunction, clearing the way for the measure. but the judges set conditions, capping german liability at 190 billion euros and requiring the government must kee
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
airstrikes on monday alone. the rebel commander says islamist militant from libya and other countries have joined other groups of opposition fighters. but he denied any relationship between his troops and militants from abroad. iranian leaders have opened up the can country's main nuclear facility for the first time. the president of mon dolea visited the site in the central town. iran state television showed the president inspecting center fuses used to enrich uranium. he was shown around by iran's atomorrow iblg energy agency chief. the mongolian president said he understand the uranium is for peaceful purposes. the facility is the country's largest enrichment plant. they are keen to work closely with plon goalian leaders one of the as you kun try's abundance ever uranium. israeli leaders says the army could use the enriched uranium for nuclear bombs. they have threatened to attack the site. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton urged caution on iran's nuclear development. >> we believe and we share this common position that iran has a right to the use of peaceful nuclear energy. but i
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm PDT
would defend themselves. libya's military has taken control of two powerful militia groups in benghazi. army officers are now in charge of the heavily armed february 17 brigade and another militia. >> the announcement came a day after the libyan military in the capitalof tripoli moved in on paramilitary groups there. a number of groups have operated freely since the overthrow of muammar gaddafi a year ago. the government and military haare capitalizing on the shift in mood. almost two decades of autocratic rule by the president of belarus is set to continue following sunday's parliamentary elections. >> but, according to western observers, the government was returned to power by a poll that was neither free nor fair. the government in minsk has dismissed the criticism and opposition's boycott of the vote as well. >> as the central election commission announced its bolt -- its results, one member said, ironically, it seems that opposition parties do not enjoy the trust of their electorate. at monday morning's press conference, the commission was quick to quash talk of low voter turnout.
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Sep 20, 2012 6:30pm PDT
four embassy staff in libya. >> thursday, the libyan government held a ceremony to honor the officials who died at the u.s. consulate in benghazi last week. the white house says it still does not know whether the attack was premeditated or sparked by an islam film made in the u.s.. we will have more on the reaction of religious extremists later on in this half hour. and a serious human rights groups report that 54 people have been killed in an air strike in syria -- >> serious human rights groups report that 54 people have been killed in an air strike in syria -- >> syrian human-rights groups. >> trade unions in india called a one-day strike on thursday and brought the country to a standstill with the message "no to walmart." >> the government has designed reforms aimed at extending the stagnating economy, including opening the market to foreign chains. >> they could begin moving in, posing a threat to the small shops that dot india's landscape. >> the shop has been run by the same family for 70 years. you can buy most essentials here and they deliver. small shops are typical in india
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Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm PDT
intervene in libya to prevent a bloodbath in benghazi. in march 2011, the ordered in international military operation to protect civilians, the beginning of the end for libyan leader muammar gaddafi. but the u.n. does not only make peace -- it also orders peacekeeping operations. these presume that both sides want to lay down their arms. >> studies show that if peacekeeping missions are sent in, peacekeeping missions as 60% to 80% more likely to hold. one current example of a successful un peacekeeping force is the mission to liberia. >> nearly a decade ago, the security council sent in thousands of peacekeepers to liberia. a civil war had devastated the country. just two years after that, ellen johnson was elected president, the first woman to lead an african state. former dictator charles taylor was put on trial for war crimes. for the u.n., it was a success story, but in syria, the legitimacy of the security council is in jeopardy. russia and china had vetoed an intervention. no one thinks that getting rid of their veto right is an option, but there are other suggestions for reforms. >>
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
attack on an american consulate in libya. barack obama has criticized what he called an outrageous and shocking attack. gunmen stormed the consulate in libya on tuesday. they killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the gunmen fired into the consulate in the city of benghazi. they threw handmade bombs into the compound, sparking fires. demonstrators in inn libya and elsewhere in the middle east have staged protests against a film made in the u.s. protesters say it blasphemes the prophet muhammad. >> the united states condemns in the strongest determines this attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> obama said the attack will not break the bonds between the countries. the president of libya's national assembly apologized at a news conference in tripoli. mohammad garias acknowledged that film insulted the prophet muhammad. still, he said retaliatory attack cannot be tolerated. the film at the heart of the protests has angered people across the middle east. it depicts the prophet muhammad and includes sce
PBS
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm PDT
around the world following the deadly attack in libya. the federal bureau of investigation is trying too determine who was responsible. we have a report from washington. >> reporter: the fbi has sent a team to libya to investigate the attack alongside local authorities to examine the possibility of al qaeda or other terrorist groups involvement. a high ranking u.s. official has characterized the attack as elaborate. the assault fell on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the u.s. president barack obama reacted sharply. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: during a phone kwacall with the president of libya, obama asked libyan authorities to secure the safety of u.s. embassy staff. they confirmed they will cooperate to identify the assailants and bring them to justice. at the same time the obama administration is apparently trying to show consideration for protesters in the arab world. the president criticiz
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
stone-throwing protestors trying to reach the u.s. consulate clashing with police. in libya, about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. the four victims' remains returned to u.s. soil in an emotional ceremony. >> this work and the men and women who risk their lives to do it are at the heart of what makes america great and good. so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines, and face the future undaunted. >> occupy wall street is back. protestors celebrating the movement's one-year anniversary with marches and rallies. activists once again descending on new york's financial district, putting up "people's walls" on streets and in front of financial landmarks. questions still linger about the movement's message, but the underlying theme remains the same -- the economic disparity between the 99% and 1%. for "teen kids news," i'm eric shawn, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> nowadays, girls have all kinds of goals, from astronaut to zookeeper. but as
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Sep 21, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. then take libya, for example. people used to be able to school for free. they were looked after. but then gaddafi had to pay the price for his independent policies. now people there have democracy and chaos. >> this anti-government activist has joined another party. he is a writer, and he lost to lukashenko before. >> we have to do our best to take part, even though the election campaign is unfair. after all, it is preparation for the presidential election in 2013. >> but his supporter wants him to boycott the elections. despite the pressure he is under every day, he will not quit. he wants to keep fighting for democracy here. he hopes that one day more of his compatriots will join him. then the man you just saw in that report has been put back in jail -- >> the man you just saw in that report has been put back in jail. >> just after our report, he and other activists were arrested at an anti-government protests, all sentenced to seven to 12 days in jail. >> in germany, an elderly couple went on trial on friday in frankfurt, charged with carrying out a series of politically moti
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